11:23 Tuesday, 25 October 2016
How amazing is this? Thousands of trees in Co Donegal make up this incredible Celtic Cross visible from the air!
— Photos of Donegal (@photosofdonegal) October 14, 2016
— UTV Live News (@UTVNews) October 24, 2016
Spotted by passengers flying into City of Derry Airport, it got people wondering about its origins, and questioning who was behind planting the different trees that make the cross so distinct from surrounding forrest.
Celtic cross in a forest in Donegal. I got the same tattoo. pic.twitter.com/uTu98Xr4BP
— The Fox (@Ceiberfox) October 24, 2016
According to ITV, The trees that make up the cross (measuring more than 100 metres long), were planted outside the village of Killea near the border with Derry by local man Liam Emmery, who passed away 6 years ago.
Images used with permission from Darren Sheaffer.